HC Deb 30 May 1907 vol 175 cc47-8
MR. NIELD (Middlesex, Ealing)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Naval Pigeon Service, organised in May, 1904, is still in existence; and, if so, what is the number of homing pigeon owners who have joined the organisation; and further, whether any practical test of the system has been made, and, if so, with what result.

(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) The Naval Volunteer Pigeon Service is still in existence, and 743 homing pigeon owners are enrolled. The system was tested during the grand manœuvres in 1906, and the results were satisfactory.